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8 DAYS FROM £999

The Spain: Picos de Europa and North Coastal tour is full of mountains, lush open countryside, lakes, rivers and great food. The Picos de Europa Loop and the trip along the coast to Santiago de Compostela is famous in biking circles for traffic free, silky smooth roads winding through hundreds of miles of breath taking sun drenched scenery. No other location offers such a variety of brilliant roads, great weather and wonderful cuisine so close to home.

Our route takes you along the famous “pots and pans” route and through the ever changing scenery of northern Spain. You spend your days cruising past little towns and sampling great food while relaxing in the evenings in fine local hotels.

On a Magellan Self Guided tour we take care of everything, your hotels, routes and crossings are all sorted by us and we are totally flexible on dates, departure points and trip lengths. So why not get in touch today to start your adventure.

Highlights of the tour

  • Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route and cathedral.
  • High Hills of western Gallicia.
  • Picos De Europa national park
  • Lake at Riano.
  • Best roads and weather in Europe?
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First class, loved it! Will deffo tour with you again!
Gerry L
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Self Guided

Motorcycle Tour of the Picos

Picos de Europa

8 days

1 Country

From £999

Self Guided Motorcycle Tour of the Picos: itinerary

Day 1 Starting in Plymouth (or Portsmouth) you take the ferry to Santander, aboard you can relax in the comfort of an ensuite cabin, enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants on board, have some drinks in the bar or even watch a film in the cinema.

Day 2 / 114 miles Scenic ride towards the mountains, lakes and gorges of Panes gives you your first taste of the Picos de Europa.

Day 3 / 160 miles Continuing your journey through this biking mecca you wind via Lastres and Sala and onto your overnight stop in a beautiful local market town.

Day 4 / 169 miles From here unspoilt sweeping empty roads lead you through the National park and its scented forests towards the pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela.

Day 5 / 170 miles From Santiago you make you way back across the fertile inland regions of northern Spain, stopping for obligatory photo ops and bed down in style.

Day 6 / 195 miles Heading back north you cruise through the ever changing countryside, the lake of Riano with its stunning mountains provides the backdrop for your lunch stop. Continuing on north you journey up to the hotel back in the Picos de Europa.

Day 7 / 117 miles Hearty breakfast and then either a relaxing ride through the rolling countryside towards Santander or with an early start re-do the full Picos loop (why not!).

Day 8 Arrive home safe and sound and make your friends jealous with your tales of the tour!

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self guided motorcycle tour of the picos view from our motorcycle
What biker can resist the scenery and the bends of the Picos de Europa roads? Rumour has it that they were designed and built by a motorcyclist…I am mesmerised by the new views round every corner
Sue Dowle, The Telegraph

What’s included

  • Ferry return Plymouth – Santander with cabin (if Plymouth isn’t convenient for you do please get in touch as other crossings can be arranged).
  • 7 Nights accommodation in good quality hotels (inc 2 nights ferry cabin accommodation) and 3 evening meals (We do this to allow you the flexibility to explore and choose where you eat on some of the evenings).
  • Excellent breakfast each morning in the hotels
  • Full use of all hotels’ leisure facilities
  • Detailed route plans and maps
  • GPS routes (Garmin / Tom Tom)
  • Detailed daily itinerary including sights and suggested coffee / lunch stops

What’s not

  • Fuel (we will provide an estimate in the tour pack)
  • Toll charges
  • Admission charges
  • Occasional hotel parking charges
  • Meals and drinks other than specified above
  • Travel/Breakdown insurance covering repatriation back to the UK (see “before you go” section above)


  • We require a £295.00 deposit per person at the time of booking. The balance payment is due 10 weeks before the commencement date.
  • Two people – One bike shared room £999pp
  • One person – One bike shared room £1099pp
  • One person – One bike single room £1299pp
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For more information on what to get prepared before your trip, what insurance to sort as well as the answers to many frequently asked questions see the “before you go” section at the top of the page.

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We frequently arrange motorcycle hire for our touring clients from abroad or those in the UK who don’t currently have their own bike or just fancy a change. We have access to a full range of modern Touring, Sports Touring and Adventure bikes as well as the full current Harley Davidson lineup through our rental partners in the South East.

Depending on provider we can arrange:

  • Airport transfers or Hotel delivery & pickup
  • Luggage storage facilities
  • Clothing, GPS, hard and soft luggage hire
  • Comprehensive breakdown and insurance
  • Unlimited mileage agreements

Let us know which trip takes your fancy, what type of bike you require and we’ll do the rest.

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